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by Simon Mclean
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: The Logistics of Set Design
Replies: 19
Views: 3056

Re: The Logistics of Set design

Talking of "Crossroads", ( well I was on the Audio thread) there is a great picture showing the reception area set, and right in the top corner on the wall behind the flat are giant descending letters...OLDE..."The Golden Shot".! Brillant! I just went and had a look at said photo, and those letters...
by Simon Mclean
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Going a Bundle - Southern TV
Replies: 17
Views: 2387

Re: Going a Bundle - Southern TV

I was wondering about the theme music, it seems it was also the theme to Southern TV's news programme, "Day By Day". Funny, I remember the theme being a song (possibly sung by Fowler?). Unless that was just either the opening or closing. And unless that was just the series that I remember seeing. I...
by Simon Mclean
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Morecambe And Wise: The Lost Tapes"
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: "Morecambe And Wise: The Lost Tapes"

On the subject of MOR musical interludes, I'm normally quite good at recognising the performers on shows like this, but I've drawn a total blank on Chris Langford - it seems she did a few BBC shows between 1967-69, then nothing. Anyone know who she was?
by Simon Mclean
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Audio of missing TV, or TV with audio missing
Replies: 72
Views: 6588

Re: Missing TV Audio

Does anyone know the status of the English version of the UK/European co-production 'Kim & Co' from 1975? I bought the German DVD recently out of curiosity, and while seeing Keith Chegwin playing a pop star dubbed into German is quite entertaining, I'd like to see it in its original form.
by Simon Mclean
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Actors appearances in commercials
Replies: 161
Views: 15204

Re: Actors appearances in commercials

wittoner wrote: Peter Cook advertised Mackeson in character as E L Wisty. You've got to feel some sympathy for poor old Mackeson!
He also appeared as Wisty in a series of ads for Watneys - the soundtracks were released on a flexidisc, but I've never seen the visuals.
by Simon Mclean
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Library Music"
Replies: 37
Views: 4548

Re: "Library Music"

Mention of "Riviera Police" on another thread, reminded me that one track used in the series later became the theme to "Callan". The Callan theme was subject to a plagiarism suit in the 70s due to its marked similarity to an Armando Sciascia piece called 'Sogno Nostalgico' - I suspect it's 'Sogno N...
by Simon Mclean
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: "Library Music"
Replies: 37
Views: 4548

Re: "Library Music"

Thank you Mark, that's incredibly helpful. Although the This Day Tonight album has never had a CD release, original release vinyl copies are available via Australia. I just need to decide if I want to pay £32 including shipping to the UK. I managed to find a copy in Guildford, with a message on the...
by Simon Mclean
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: In Character
Replies: 20
Views: 2272

Re: In Character

... As well as that Deryck Guyler single, there was one by The Fenn St Gang called 'Please Sir'... Not sure if this counts (I seem to use that phrase a lot), but I remember a poster campaign in the science labs at secondary school, in the mid/late 70s, featuring Derrick Guyler in this Potter unifor...
by Simon Mclean
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Golden Shot theme music
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Golden Shot theme music

The theme used in the Norman Vaughan/Charlie Williams era was composed by Tony Macaulay, and a re-recording was released as a single under the name 'Apple Splitter', credited to Saints And Sinners.

'Golden Day', the Lynsey De Paul theme, was released as a single on the Bradley's label.
by Simon Mclean
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Radio and Spoken Word
Topic: Find The Fanfare
Replies: 12
Views: 1512

Re: Find The Fanfare

The TV version of the theme from the Michael Jayston spy drama Quiller opens with a brass fanfare very similar to this, before going into Denton and Cook's regular theme - that bit was left off the single!
by Simon Mclean
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Jack Trombey (Jan Stoeckart) 1927-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Jack Trombey (Jan Stoeckart) 1927-2017

Prolific Dutch composer Jan Stoeckart died on the 13th of January. He wrote a lot of library music under the names Jack Trombey, Peter Milray and Julius Steffaro, the best known undoubtedly being 'Eye Level' - a piece composed for de Wolfe which was chosen as the theme to Van Der Valk, and got to No...
by Simon Mclean
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: ITV cutting films
Replies: 77
Views: 8559

Re: ITV cutting films

When BBC 2 repeated Spike Milligan's "There's a lot of it About" in the mid '80s the VT kept jamming at the scene with Raymond Baxter and ended up abandoning the showing as the VT kept freezing at the same scene when they attempted to replay it. Yes, the bit where they brought on the giant boot! I'...
by Simon Mclean
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: PR: Timeslip: The Complete Series [Network]
Replies: 48
Views: 7641

Re: PR: Timeslip: The Complete Series [Network]

I remember the first showing of "The Hammer House of Horror" had the ATV colour zoom ident at the start of each episode when shown on HTV. Clearly this was added on transmission and not on the transmitted film print. Presumably HTV had taken the programme from ATV, hence their ident? I've seen an o...
by Simon Mclean
Mon May 30, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Division 4
Replies: 34
Views: 4455

Re: Division 4

Having a look through some old TV Times scans, I've found out a bit more about Division 4's (only?) UK screening, on Yorkshire Television in 1971. The Classic Australian TV website says YTV bought 13 episodes, but it looks like they only screened five of them - the first was at 10pm on Saturday the ...
by Simon Mclean
Thu May 12, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Division 4
Replies: 34
Views: 4455

Re: Division 4

She certainly did disappear off the radar (like a lot of them seem to do). I can't recall seeing her in anything (TV or movies) post Division 4. All I know about her is that she came from Adelaide and used to commute to Melbourne to do the series, that was publicised at the time. I'd say she most l...
by Simon Mclean
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Division 4
Replies: 34
Views: 4455

Re: Division 4

All Derek Hilton's music from Spindoe was later released as side 2 of a de Wolfe LP - I've heard a couple of tracks from side one of the same LP ('Newsdesk' by The Modern Sound) so I shouldn't be too surprised that some of the Spindoe tracks turned up too! I've not reached Everyone Loves A Prang yet...
by Simon Mclean
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Division 4
Replies: 34
Views: 4455

Re: Division 4

Ah, you had better luck Googling than I did - thanks! I'm on episode 55 of Division 4, still really enjoying it - Robert Bruning seems to be in it as someone different every couple of weeks at the moment, though I imagine there'll be a break when he starts doing The Long Arm. Is Matlock Police along...
by Simon Mclean
Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Division 4
Replies: 34
Views: 4455

Re: Division 4

I don't suppose anyone actually knows whereabouts in Melbourne the building used as Yarra Central police station was? I'd like to find it on Google Street View just to see what it looks like these days!
by Simon Mclean
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Division 4
Replies: 34
Views: 4455

Re: Division 4

Brilliant, I didn't know that! I know it was used somewhere as the theme tune to coverage of the 1966 World Cup - not sure whether it was BBC or ITV, though. It's a great tune.
by Simon Mclean
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Division 4
Replies: 34
Views: 4455

Re: Division 4

I think because the Crawford shows were made in Melbourne and a lot of actors came from Sydney, they would get them to do a few episodes while they were down there, especially when all 3 shows (Homicide, Division 4 and Matlock) were in production. That's probably why sometimes the same actors keep ...
by Simon Mclean
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bluey finally out in the UK all 39 episodes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2607

Re: Bluey finally out in the UK all 39 episodes.

The pixelated actor is Fred Parslow - they leave out the dig about him being one of the leading talents on the theatre-restaurant circuit on the Bluey DVD, unsurprisingly.
by Simon Mclean
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Division 4
Replies: 34
Views: 4455

Re: Division 4

Watch out for the News At Ten theme turning up as incidental music in one episode! Currently working my way through the first set, really enjoying it so far. Even halfway through, it's interesting to see how many actors appear in one episode, then turn up again playing a different character only a f...
by Simon Mclean
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bluey finally out in the UK all 39 episodes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2607

Re: Bluey finally out in the UK all 39 episodes.

Did any other region show Bluey apart from Granada? I don't recall us getting it in TVS-land (though around that time I have to admit I wasn't searching the TV Times for 1970s Australian cop shows, so I may have missed it!)
by Simon Mclean
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bluey finally out in the UK all 39 episodes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2607

Re: Bluey finally out in the UK all 39 episodes.

I've e-mailed them and they say they're going to get some more in the next few weeks, which I'm glad about as Bluey has been a series I've wanted to see for years.

Thanks for alerting me to this, I managed to get a couple of Division 4 sets (which is another series I've been after).
by Simon Mclean
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Bluey finally out in the UK all 39 episodes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2607

Re: Bluey finally out in the UK all 39 episodes.

Sold out already - dammit!!!
by Simon Mclean
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Sixty Minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 2483

Re: Sixty Minutes

But then there hadn't been any real need to ditch NATIONWIDE, apart from someone wanting "change". Nationwide had already been ruined in 1982 when Roger Bolton took over as editor, with orders to make it more serious and hard news, and bringing in David Dimbleby as host - there was more internation...
by Simon Mclean
Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Blankety Blank theme
Replies: 21
Views: 2902

Re: Blankety Blank theme

Mark wrote:Of course, "Blockbusters" got a mention on the recent ITV themes show, which is a great tune......
The original recording of which is MIA - Ed Welch hasn't got one, apparently, and there are a surprising amount of hardcore Blockbusters obsessives who've been looking for it!
by Simon Mclean
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: 16mm vs. 35mm inserts
Replies: 68
Views: 7378

Re: 16mm vs. 35mm inserts

In the earliest days of location VT inserts, how would these have been combined with the studio parts of the programme? In as-live productions, any film sequences would be cued to run at the appropriate point in the action, but what of VT location sequences or, I suppose, VT inserts of any kind? Wo...
by Simon Mclean
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Did Mark Lamarr invent a new joke format?
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: Did Mark Lamarr invent a new joke format?

It's from the first Muppet Show LP, isn't it?
by Simon Mclean
Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Hacker Time - music query
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Hacker Time - music query

It's 'Cha Cha Del Sol' by David Lindup.